PMC

  • Pune building collapse: Death toll climbs to 11 September 25, 2012

    Pune: The death toll in the Pune building collapse has climbed to 11. The four-storied residential building was under construction when it collapsed in the Sahakar Nagar area on Monday afternoon. Ten people were pulled out alive from under the rubble. The rescue operation ended at 5 am on Monday. The cause...
  • Pune: Days before blasts, JM Road put in risk list August 8, 2012

    Pune: A few days before the serial blasts in the city on August 1, the Disaster Management Cell of the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) had warned in a report that there was a big terrorism threat in the Ghole Road civic ward, which includes Deccan and JM Road areas. The...
  • Pune: Ban on misuse of water at car washing centres July 23, 2012

    Pune: The municipal commissioner came down hard on car wash centres in Pune and imposed a total ban on drinking water and ground water being used for vehicle washing purposes. Taking serious cognisance to the current water shortage in the city as a result of low levels in the four...
  • Soon, Pune to get Metro rail service June 7, 2012

    Mumbai: In a major breather for the five million people of Pune, the Maharashtra government has given the green signal for the state's second Metro rail project after Mumbai in Pune, a top official said. "In the first phase, it will connect Ramwadi-Wanaz on an elevated track at a cost of...
  • China's 'Occupy men's toilet' drive inspires Pune March 3, 2012

    Pune: The 'Occupy Men's Toilet' campaign started by women in China to protest against the lack of sanitation facilities for them is beginning to grip the imagination of women in the city. Activists, working women and college students are now saying that if the 78 newly elected women representatives in...
  • Underground or elevated? Pune's Metro jitters November 23, 2011

    Pune: The decision on whether to have underground or elevated metro routes for the city will now be delayed further as the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) General Body yesterday deferred the voting on it until March next year. While corporators from the Shiv Sena, MNS and BJP demanded the issue...
  • Pune land scam puts Army in tight spot December 13, 2010

    Pune: Another potential land scam involving the Army. This time a citizen has alleged the Army has encroached on his land. 69 acres of it and even wrongfully claimed compensation of four and half crores from the Pune Municipal Corporation. Not just that the Army now claiming the land is...